Malaysia issues its third 500MW solar tender

The Energy Commission of Malaysia has released a tender for 500MWac of grid-connected large-scale solar projects to be developed on Peninsular Malaysia.

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India ROUND-UP: Uttarakhand eyes 200MW, Tata Hyderabad roofs, BIS extension, Maharashtra 138MW offer

Uttarakhand tenders for 200MW, Maharashtra tenders 138MWac of solar near power stations, MNRE extends module self-certification deadline again, Tata Power Solar opens rooftop solar solution in Hyderabad.

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Abu Dhabi launches 2GW tender

The Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) launched a 2GW solar tender in February.

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South African mining giant mulls PV plant to escape utility fallout

Harmony Gold confirms discussions to build 30MW project at Welkom as analysts probe for response to price hikes and financial woes of public utility Eskom.

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AC Energy raises US$410 million to fuel renewables expansion

IFC, ADB anchor green bond structure meant to fund 5GW-by-2025 renewable goal of Philippines player, with PV plants under construction in Vietnam.

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Australian gold mine will rent ‘storage-as-a-service’ to power operations

A megawatt-scale energy storage system will be rented out to power a gold mine in Western Australia by Aggreko, the mobile power solutions company which bought up energy storage provider Younicos last year.

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ABB accesses SUSI’s €100m Energy Storage Fund following Ability power suite launch

A €100 million (US$114.44 million) fund will be used to develop and deploy microgrid and energy storage projects by engineering and automation firm ABB, which has recently launched a new line of solutions in those areas.

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Panasonic, World Vision launch off-grid solutions project in Kenya

World Vision and Panasonic Corporation have launched an Off-grid Solutions Project in Narok County, Kenya, which will see Panasonic bring solar powered electricity to an area of Narok County that is not connected to the national power grid.

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Atlas Renewable Energy completes 67MW PV project in Brazil

Atlas Renewable Energy has inaugurated its first operational PV project in Brazil, with the company completing the 67.1MW São Pedro solar plant in Bom Jesus da Lapa, located within the state of Bahia.

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ESS to increase reliability, lower cost of energy on Caribbean island Bonaire

A 6MW / 6MWh containerised energy storage system will help provide power to all 19,000 inhabitants of a tiny Caribbean island, installed by Wartsila, via its recently-acquired energy storage system integrator subsidiary Greensmith.

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Dubai-based firm gets US$65 million for expansion beyond Middle East

The Dubai-based solar developer Yellow Door has raised US$65 million from a range of investors including the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC).

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